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    Journolistas Even Clam Up In Unison

    Journolistas Even Clam Up In Unison

    Am I the only one to see the multiple levels of irony in this?

    • Ezra Klein, current employee of The Washington Post:

      “I actually expect this to be my final public comment on the subject.”

    • Nate Silver, future employee of The New York Times:

      “p.s. This is pretty much my final ‘say’ on this topic, so please don’t anticipate any follow-up, or any response to media requests, etc.

    Well, that clears that up.

    Update 7-23-2010: Some of the readers were correct, Ezra took the bait:

    I hoped to let my quick accounting of the constant inaccuracies in the Daily Caller’s selective quotations from Journolist stand as my last word on the matter. But Tucker Carlson’s sanctimonious and evasive statement on the way his site has been covering this story deserves a response. So allow me one more post.

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    Steve | July 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    They're stonewalling because all storms can be ridden out in America. Only by keeping a story alive is anyone ever brought down. Stories are only kept alive by journalists, and rarely, blogs.

    I'd say they have an excellent chance of riding this one out. I'd even go so far as to say that there are reporters in bars today falsely claiming Journolist membership to get laid.

    As to Glenn Beck, they've probably read, as have I, that Macular Dystrophy rarely affects both eyes, and rarely results in complete blindness. Consequently, you are not hearing anything because they are just disappointed that he will be inconvenienced rather than crippled.

    And, of course, they also figure that ObamaCare is going to give him a perfect set of cloned replacement eyes for a $0 copay in two years.

    Simple question: Why do any of these people still have a job?

    That may be the most telling pronouncement on the media industry.

    In most other industries I know, these guys would have been sent packing on principle alone.

    So Kleins response is to release a smattering of e-mails from Tucker, as some kinda of gotcha attempt? Please, not only does this not provide any of the supposed vindictive "context", but all it shows is that Tucker wanted to see what these guys were doing. Gee, I wonder why? And wasn't Journolist supposed to be open to all and not a left-wing radical enclave in the first place?

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